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Centronuclear myopathy


Other Names for this Disease
  • CNM
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Overview

Centronuclear myopathy refers to a group of rare, inherited conditions that affect the muscles. There are three main forms of the condition that are differentiated by their pattern of inheritance:
The cause of the condition and the associated signs and symptoms vary by subtype. For more information, click on the link of interest above. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person and may include physical and/or occupational therapy and assistive devices to help with mobility, eating and/or breathing.[1][2]
Last updated: 8/7/2015

References

  1. Centronuclear Myopathy. NORD. 2013; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/centronuclear-myopathy/.
  2. Glenn Lopate, MD. Congenital Myopathies. Medscape Reference. August 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1175852-overview.
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Basic Information

  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Centronuclear myopathy. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association has developed a resource called "Facts About Myopathies" that discusses commonly asked questions regarding myopathies. Click on the link above to view this information page.

In Depth Information

  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Centronuclear myopathy. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • CNM
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.